Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Liberty, NH
Trails: Bike path, herd path, Liberty Spring Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 9, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: plenty of parking at the Basin. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All bridged. beware the log at the beginning of the bushwack. I slipped off and made it into the water at the end of my hike. we need another log! 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw 2 well behaved pups! 
Bugs: bugs? what bugs? Yay Winter!! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: There is a black micro spike on the trail sign at the split to the Flume slide and Liberty Springs trail. 
Comments: My first winter NH4000 footer. the day was clear and the views spectacular from the final summit approach and the summit itself. some of the views are only available during the winter as you are hiking about 5-7 feet higher than normal. The wind picked up and was gusting pretty well and I was exhausted so I didn't go onward to Flume.
I only saw 2 ladies actually using snowshoes, mine and most others got a ride.
the trail to Little Haystack is NOT broken out, the sign is nearly buried completely.
Fresh snow tonight and warming up temps next week so I'd suggest snowshoes to help keep the trail in good condition if you are hiking next week.  
Name: Ashensgr 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-03-09 
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